NGI Assure 7th Open Call 

NGI Assure, co-funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 957073, foresees as an eligible activity the provision of financial support to third parties, as a means to achieve the objectives of the “Next Generation Internet” initiative – and thus to contribute to a resilient, trustworthy and sustainably open internet.

NGI Assure is looking for building blocks that contribute to providing such assurances include (but are not limited to) quantum-proof cryptography, public key infrastructure, (augmented) authenticated key exchange, ratchet mechanisms (such as the Noise protocol) that securely chain key material, distributed hash tables and DAGs to make P2P interaction more secure, conflict-free replicated data types, mixnets and onion routing mechanisms, consensus protocols, distributed ledgers and (post) blockchain technologies that create redundant data sets managed independently by mutually distrustful parties, a priori usage control, symbolic and formal proofs, and tamperproof open hardware implementations of core cryptographic primitives. The work needs to become available under free and open source licenses.

Project full name: NGI Assure
Project acronym: NGI Assure
Deadline: 1 February 2022, at 12.00 (CET – Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation: 1-12 months (may change according to the needs of the projects)
Total EU funding available: €50 000 / €200 000 as maximum amount of financial support for each third party

Submission & evaluation process: Proposal guidelines can be found on the official project web site
Further information:
A more complete overview of the call text and proposal guidelines can be found on the official project web site
Email address for further information: ngi-assure@nlnet.nl
More information about Next Generation Internet: https://ngi.eu

 

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